Pain in last RIB on the tip?

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KO-LD
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   Posted 2/15/2009 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I have pain on both sides on the tips of my last ribs.  Anyone know have this or know what might be causing it?  Thanks, KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol 


JELAINEP
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   Posted 2/16/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I had what I thought was a heart attack... and then maybe panic attacks, but now I believe it is a muscle spasm. My rib cage feels like its crushing inward... and my heart feels like its going to be squeezed out of my chest. During these episodes, my rib cage really hurts. I cannot lie on my back - until the attack has completed ended - because the back of my ribcage hurts so bad. The last "lyme" thing I have been diagnosed with is bartonella. Maybe this is what is causing your rib pain????

Hope this helps.
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06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3 Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg, Skelexa, Restoril
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KO-LD
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 2/16/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jennifer,
How are you doing?  How did your last round of Rocephin go, did you see any improvements? 
 
 I have heard about people having "rib pain" with Bartonella, but I have never read a good description of the pain.  Is it muscular, bone pain, or on the surface in the rib area?  My pain feels more like bone pain.  When I run my fingers along the edge of my lowest rib about 1 1/2" from the lowest point and apply slight pressure I have pain which is sometimes more intense.  Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated!
Thanks, KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol 

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